Posts Tagged ‘Government’
Would it be wise to open the new Laguindingan International Airport to the public on June 15 this year?
I quote “The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) today announced that it has decided to push back the transfer of the gateway to Northern Mindanao from the old Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City to the new P 7.8-billion Laguindingan Airport by one-and-a-half months to June 15, 2013, in order to avoid disrupting passengers’ travel plans over the summer.” – Official Gazette
What about the air navigation equipment which will be fully place not until May 2014? Will it affect the safety of the general public? Today, June 11 is the inauguration of the billion peso international airport and even the president of the Philippines graced the occasion. But would June 15 be the “right” time to open it to the public? Hhhhmmm…
DAYS after Manila-based news organizations reported about it, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) in Northern Mindanao has yet to receive an official order from Malacanang allegedly postponing the opening of the Laguindingan Airport from April 30 to June 15.
“As of today (Thursday), the postponement of the opening is still unofficial until we receive the official order,” Caap Northern Mindanao director Moh’D Naga Rascal told a press conference at the office of the National Economic Development Authority (Neda).
Rascal said neither the Department of Transportation and Communication nor Malacanang has furnished the Caap regional office with the official order.
Rascal, like the rest of the public in Cagayan de Oro, only learned about the alleged postponement when the ABS-CBN website and other Manila-based news websites published the story om Tuesday afternoon.
Annual growth rate of Cagayan de Oro city is 4.45% which is too high comparing it to the national annual growth rate that is 2.25%. Migration is also high , farmers and other inhabitants in high highlands are going to the city reducing our agricultural productivity. The government should do something to have a reverse migration otherwise the food that we will consume will be coming from other places which will be too expensive. Our leaders must include in their plan of actions how to encourage our farmers to go back to where they belong and not to live in the city miserably, adding to the many squatters we have now.
I just came back from the City Hall and was surprised with the rally held at Velez St. There were lots of people in front of the City Hall but almost half were not listening to the program . As soon as the emcee shouted ” EMANO” EMANO” they raised their voice and then back to their own chit-chats with the people beside them. I am sure the program was a rally against the suspension of the City Mayor Vicente Emano. I heard a lot of issues regarding this suspension. That the mayor is making a loyal check among the employee, that everything is just a stage show and that he’s just trying to get the sympathy of the constituents.
What really is the truth of this matter?Is this another Gwen Garcia of Cebu ?
I think people are forgetting things about the tragedy of Sendong. I saw in one of our face book group that Barangay Consolacion and a portion in Kala-Kala is now being repopulated. The Sendong Flash Flood that claimed Two Thousand people will celebrate it’s first year anniversary. What’s our government move on this flocking of people again to the deadly river banks?